4 Things You Should Know About Hyperplasia of the Prostate

4 things about hyperplasia of the prostate

Do you know what hyperplasia of the prostate is? To help you learn more about it we’ve put together a list of four things you should know about hyperplasia of the prostate:


1. What does “hyperplasia of the prostate” mean?: Hyperplasia of the prostate is another name for the condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostatic hypertrophy, or an enlarged prostate. Hyperplasia of the prostate means that the walnut-shaped gland is abnormally swollen, affecting the male urinary and reproductive systems. (Read more about it)

2. Development and Causes of Hyperplasia of the Prostate: The causes for the development of hyperplasia of the prostate are not completely understood, and it is known that there are no specific risk factors which contribute to it. It is, however, related to alterations in hormone balance and cell growth. (Read more about it)

3. Symptoms and Diagnosis of Hyperplasia of the Prostate Hyperplasia of the prostate is a progressive disease that gets worse with time, which is why the majority of men may not experience any symptoms during their lifetime. However, as the prostate enlarges, it obstructs the urethra and consequently affects urine flow, causing symptoms such as urinary abnormal frequency, interrupted or weak urine stream, incomplete bladder emptying, feeling of persistent residual urine, among others.(Read more about it)

4. Treatment and Prognosis of Hyperplasia of the Prostate: There are different treatment options for hyperplasia of the prostate, including lifestyle changes, medications, minimally invasive procedures, surgery, or a combination of treatments, which are recommended taking into consideration the patient’s age, physical condition, severity and symptoms of the disease. (Read more about it)


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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

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